A 18-year-old female asked:
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can you still catch the flu even if you have gotten the shot?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The vaccine currently available protects you from the most common form of influenza a present in the community. It does not protect you from varients, from influenza b or parainfluenza or other viruses which may create a flu-like illness.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Flu: Yes it's quite possible.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It is not 100% effective and does not protect against other respiratory viruses.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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